From medical
necessity, towards
an aspired design object

summary or the endoscope cabinet

Olympus and Van Vliet Medical Supplies wanted to thoroughly redevelop their GV700 endoscopes drying cabinet . The medical instruments can be used immediately from the drying cabinet without (re) disinfecting them. Scope Design has focused on efficiency and the user experience. The new NG800 is characterized by a distinctive appearance, greater capacity and greater ease of use. The new endoscope drying cabinet is not a standalone product, but can be tailored to the user 's situation as a modular system. The NG800 has been awarded nationally and internationally with a GIO and an IF award. 

design letter

In a market wa ri endoscopic surgery is becoming more important, Olympus and Van Vliet Medical Supplies wanted to achieve a new, improved version of their existing endoscopes cabinet. The scope cabinet dries and stores flexible medical endoscopes, which doctors use for internal examinations of patients. From the drying cabinet, the medical instruments can be used immediately without (again) disinfection, even after long storage periods. Scope Design was given the challenge to design and develop this new ' future - proof ' version . 

The approach of the project

Scope Design focuses on smart functional vernie uwingen in a new, distinctive design. This project illustrates where this can all lead in practice. Thus, for example, increases the capacity by more than 20% and created a dro geomgeving with overpressure. Herein, the endoscopes dried in a smart, uniform flow of HEPA-filtered air can be e which the total air flow into the cabinet guarantee t climate. 

By this also pressure buildup in creating the cabinet will ensure that the instruments i n the H EPA filtered environment can be preserved. After opening of the doors is added quickly refreshes the ambient air and is again built up an over-pressure. The internal channels of the endoscope E n are dried / filled? with extra dried medical compressed air . Individual flow sensors determine the exact airflow per instrument. By connecting each instrument to one easily accessible, central connection, operational reliability is improved and connection by the user is made easier. 

efficiency gains

Scope invented a new suspension for the endoscopes, so that now not seven, but eight scopes fit in the same box. At the same time made it possible to share w ith one technology (electronics, fan, filter, etc.) instead of one now send t wo cabinets with eight to endoscopes. All in all, the available drying capacity, in an unchanged space, has increased by 22 % in this way! 

Innovation in production

The customer wanted to be able to produce the existing cupboard significantly cheaper. Scope create EE c ed a design that makes use of smart solutions from the steel office cupboard production .  

The NG800 can now be made just as efficiently and at a lower cost. 

Also, the doors of the existing cabinets were simplifications d. The metal doors with diamonds w ere replaced by Completely g gla zen doors. Simpler, more beautiful and with a better view of the product and the total interaction. With this design change, we may have introduced operational reliability and safety risks. Therefore Scope immediately after the concept choice has func le models the risk from the use of glass doors tested. In order to obtain certainty so early in the process that the choice for glass doors was the right one and that the customer would also be able to comply with the demanding medical regulations in this regard. 

Modular system

The new endoscope drying cabinet is not a standalone product, but can be tailored as a modular system to the specific situation in hospitals and the wishes of the users. The various configuration options (4, 8 or 8 + 4 or 8 + 8 endoscopes) allow hospitals to create an efficient drying and storage solution in the available space.

Improved interaction design

Thanks to the new e statusindicati the inside of the cabinet  above the endoscopes, nurses can see at a glance the availability of the instruments. The availability of the instruments can be read from the lighting in different colors, so that healthcare professionals can see this directly from a distance. This saves time-consuming trips to the display and improves the interaction between user and product. 



The new NG800 is characterized by a distinctive appearance, with a continuous round shape and a slightly recessed technology compartment. The cabinet is clear, easy to clean , particularly ergonomic and visually appealing. The endoscopes are more visible from outside the cabinet thanks to the glass doors. The endoscopes are arranged next to each other and are connected to a single air connection, integrated in the ceiling arm. By using one connection, the number of operations with the endoscopes has been reduced and the risk of errors reduced.